About Mawgan Porth

This funnel shaped, cliff-lined bay is best at lower tides when the beach opens out, and in small to medium sized swells - too big and it closes out. The stream here can produce some nice little sandbanks with fun lefts at the southern edge and rights at the north. Higher tides suffer from backwash. Was considered an escape from the Newquay crowds but getting popular.

Source: Mawgan Porth Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for all surfers especially when small.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Fairly relaxed.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Busy in summer.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Fun low tide waves, less crowded than the spots to the south.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy paddle out.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips.

Access

Parking across the road from the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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